17th Wedding Anniversary Traditional Gift List
A Rare Anniversary Year Without a Suggested Flower or Gemstone
The traditional anniversary lists were created to provide a symbolic gift suggestion for each successfully completed milestone year of marriage.
The important first anniversaries were on the list as well as many of the years ending in a five or zero. Unfortunately these original lists had quite a few gaps in them and suggestions for the 17th year anniversary did not receive a listing on these.
To insure that all the anniversary years had a symbolic gift attached to them a modern list was created to fill in suggestions for years that were missing from the first lists.
The modern suggestion for the 17th wedding anniversary is furniture with the reasoning that by this year of marriage some pieces of furniture in the home would now need to be replaced. Furniture is a staple of the home and an enduring marriage of this length was seen as worthy of being symbolically represented by this item.
The Modern List was Created to Fill in the Years that were Missing in the First Anniversary Gift List
It is fortunate that a modern gift list was created to add additional years onto the list thereby creating additional choices for the seventeenth year. Unfortunately there are still some exclusions.
The 17th wedding anniversary is one of those exceptional years which does not have a traditional gift, anniversary flower, or gem stone. This exception to the lists has endured throughout the years.
Romance is Always an Important Factor in Marriage
A Gift of Entertainment is Perfect for a Long Term Union
There is a special kind of magic in a long term relationship. You know it, I know it, and they know it.
Dinner for Two at a Favorite Restaurant - Yes!
In marriage it is very important for couples to continue dating and enjoying quality time alone with each other. For this reason gifts of luxury and entertainment are always excellent gift choices for couples.
A gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, concert tickets, theater tickets, or a spa date for two are delightful 17th anniversary gifts. A weekend get-a-way to a local hotel or resort is a wonderful way to celebrate this occasion.
Gifts of romance and relaxation are a wonderful way to give this long term couple an opportunity to reconnect with each other on an intimate level away from the hustle and bustle of the day to day routine. There are many items and mini adventures that fit nicely into this theme so be creative.
Unique Items hold a Distinct Charm in their Gifting
Generally by the time a couple has been married for seventeen years they have acquired many of the necessary items for their home. For this reason presents that are unique or luxurious make excellent gratuities for the 17th anniversary.
A beautiful candelabra, a set of wine flutes, a crystal whiskey decanter set, or a unique wood salad set are wonderful choices for this anniversary.
A food basket, gift card, deluxe chocolates, or a bottle of fine whiskey or wine are all delightful items for this very special occasion.
Gifts of luxury, enjoyment, or entertainment are ideal for couples who have been together for many years.
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